Lennon Stella – Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Lennon Stella performed her first sold out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Monday night. Stella is famous for her role on the hit TV show Nashville as well as being one of half the musical duo Lennon & Maisy with her sister. Stella was supported by singer-songwriter JP Saxe, who features on her new … Continue reading Lennon Stella – Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

John Paul White: Live at Bush Hall, London

“Don’t you dare look out your window/ Darling everything’s on fire.” Words and music from a dystopian film but words that are uncomfortably close to us all right now. Dark days are ahead on both sides of the Atlantic today, days that will make us want to close the curtains and hide away, but we … Continue reading John Paul White: Live at Bush Hall, London

Lucie Silvas Live in London

It's been eight years since Lucie Silvas performed in the UK and nearly ten years since the release of her breakthrough album Breathe In but from the packed out and expectant crowd, to Lucie's powerful yet vulnerable voice and her beautifully written songs, you would think no time had passed at all. Lucie opened the set with … Continue reading Lucie Silvas Live in London

Jason Isbell: Live at Kentish Town Forum

Social media is a funny thing; it creates a warped yet seemingly perfect image of public figures, and one that seems completely accurate but is in fact so far from the truth it's almost laughable. Laughable in that you think 'X' is really like his 140 character updates, or rather that's all he is. So … Continue reading Jason Isbell: Live at Kentish Town Forum

Anderson East: Live at Notting Hill

The last time I saw Anderson East it was just him and an acoustic guitar but last night he brought over his whole band to London; Philip Towns on keys, Jon Murray on bass; Darren Dodd on drums; a beautiful horn section; and last but definitely not least, Scotty Murray on electric guitar – “the … Continue reading Anderson East: Live at Notting Hill

Anderson East: Live at The Waiting Room, London

My rule of thumb is, if an artist can’t keep an audience captivated and wanting more with just the bare bones; be that a guitar or a piano and just their voice, then they really shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing. Anderson East came with nothing but these bare bones; a guitar, his voice that … Continue reading Anderson East: Live at The Waiting Room, London

Banning The OTHER “S” Word

If I could ban one word in our vocabulary it would be “Should.” You should do this; you should have a proper job now; you should be thinking about settling down; you should really think about finding someone; slowly but surely turns into “I should” and that, in the words of Yoda, “will only lead to suffering.”